Monday, October 7, 2013

In October mums the word

Congratulations to our Sister Carolyn G-K who after 7 months of pancreatitis, "triumphantly" returned to her ministry this weekend with a glorious fall weekend themed Seasons of the Spirit Retreat. Thirty retreatants joined us for the much-anticipated event and a happy and blessed time was had by all.

Ditto goes for the entire community as we welcomed a new postulant on Sunday afternoon. Welcome, Ann. (I call her "Ann Septième," which is French for our 7th Ann(e). And four of them are Ann M's to boot!)

Mums are the flower of the month in October. These spend their weekdays right outside the chapel--back in nature. When the weekends come around they are brought inside for our environment. Smart idea!

And here is our first cactus to bloom for the season. It is a really early one as most show their first blooms in late November or early December; thus their names, Christmas cactus or holiday cactus. But isn't this white one gorgeous?